‘Eventually when I'm stronger I will go back to work. I'm a stubborn cow and I know I will teach and tattoo again!’
‘I'm normally not an emotional person but it's been hard to acknowledge and accept everything that's happened.’
‘In the months afterwards I really struggled thinking of the right words for things, even though I've always been academic and confident in that area.’
‘At one point I also confided in my younger brother, who is also like my best friend, that I'd seen mum kissing a man who wasn't dad.’
‘But in all seriousness, I couldn't remember my middle name and when they told me it was Chelsea I remember thinking, 'What -- Mum would never let dad do that.’
‘I have vague recollections of doctors and nurses coming in and out to check on me and asking weird things like 'do you know where you are?' and 'what's your name?'
‘Because my hair has grown back you can't notice the hole as much and I've even been out for a few beers in the last couple of weeks - which is nice.’
‘I had just started going out with someone as well. We'd been seeing each other for a while and had just started going out that week. We were actually due to go on a date the night after the accident.’